Friday, August 29, 2008

Olivia's 25 most played iTunes

In no particular order...

Sweet Dreams -The Eurythmics

Closer To Fine -KT Tunstall

Big Wheel -Tori Amos

Ice Cream Man -Tom Waits

Get Rhythm -Johnny Cash

Bad Moon Rising -CCR

American Music -Violent Femmes

Puff, The Magic Dragon -Peter, Paul and Mary

Wild Thing -Tone Loc

Mail Myself To You -Fred Penner

Bohemian Rhapsody -Queen

Home -Marc Broussard

Stinkfist -Tool

Stupid Girls -Pink

The Way I Am -Ingrid Michaelson

Straw-buh-buh-buh-berry -Strawberry Shortcake

I've Been Working On The Railroad -Susie Tallman

You Are My Sunshine -Susie Tallman

Down To The River To Pray -Alison Krauss

Time After Time -Cyndi Lauper

Tennessee Flat Top Box -Roseanne Cash

Handlebars -Flobots

You Oughta Know -Alanis Morisette

All I Want Is You -Barry Louis Polisar

I absolutely LOVE this list. She has the nuttiest taste! Flobots and Roseanne Cash!? Strawberry Shortcake and Tool?! I think it is hilarious and an accurate representation of her quirky little personality.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

It must be the end of summer

I love you summer. I love you so much. But I am ready to say goodbye for now.
I am ready for jeans and sweaters. I am ready for new sharp pencils, early bed times and dark at 8. I am ready to meet the new kids in my class and I am ready for the way the classroom looks after days of scrubbing and arranging. I am ready for the way I feel at the beginning of a new school year when the reasons are so clear and fresh in my mind. I am ready to go to school myself. I am ready for fall. That time when new beginnings are possible.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Ok Sorry. Here it is I hope

Originally uploaded by livijujumom


I only have this picture, sorry! Check out those sassy girls...fresh from the pool!

I ended up making 5 skirts from the same pattern. The one you see above was one of the first. I also used the scraps and a home made pattern to make one for the girls.

My favorite one is white linen and I sewed wide black rick-rack along the bottom, then about an inch up, a wide red grosgrain ribbon and then another inch or so up, a thinner black rick-rack. It is so stinking cute I can't stand it. It is at the dry cleaner right now so I can't take a picture but I will try to remember.

And finally...the postcards. I've been hesitant to post them because I am just over the top in love with them and I know that they really aren't that terrific. I think I love them so much for a variety of reasons but the biggest one being that they are my first venture back into something that I loved and had abandoned.

It's a big long story that almost everyone who reads my blog already knows so I won't go into the sordid details...
So, anyway..I love paper. I love it so much that is is probably unhealthy. I don't love it for any particular function. I just like to own it and look at it. If it happens to function as a card then I will send it. If it happens to function as wrapping paper then heck yes wrap it up...I don't own it to save it, I want to share the love, but that being said...I own a lot. I wanted to find something to do with all the odd and end flat pieces that I couldn't really write on so this was it.

And in other news... I guess there isn't any!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I'm really good at wasting time

It is possible for me to waste hours flipping through photos on flickr. When I do it I usually mark my favorites then make them into a mosaic. When I look back I think it gives me a good sense of where I was at that moment in time. I also like to look back at old blog posts to see where I've been, where I'm going and to jog my memory of certain events.

So a trip down memory lane....
Here is my last flickr mosaic:
I think I would call it, "Ohmygod lady, take a Prozac"
And here I am a year ago writing about a trip.
That mosaic on the top...I think I'll call it "Dreaming Of" which I think is one step up from "Prozac"
Not bad for a year worth of "progress"?

Friday, August 1, 2008

It's a good thing she doesn't drink

My mom came to my house about 15 minutes after I put the kids to bed (10:30), stole them from their beds and fed them warm rolls and fresh made raspberry jam in the kitchen.

And you wonder where I get it?